Homefront returns, and another huge archive update

If the latest streams section on this website hasn’t clued you in yet, or the cool new stream calendar that I’ve put in hasn’t caught your attention yet, you may not have realized that we’ve started up our next set of streams to follow Alice: Madness Returns — Homefront: The Revolution. I have a rocky relationship with the Homefront series, stemming from the first game blocking all of my in-game progress with a waist-high barrier that I couldn’t get across during a drunk stream a long ways back, and then subsequently just simply jumping over said barrier a few years later and beating the game. So, playing the sequel to that will surely go well and I won’t have to worry about it being a buggy mess, right? Right.

Catch up on those Homefront: The Revolution streams in the archive, and maybe even join us live one of these days, or nights, or any of the other irregular times that I stream.

Now, with that out of the way, the real announcement for this post is that I have finally completed a significant amount of streams in the archive, and they’re all available now. Basically, every single longform stream that we’ve done over the years, from 2009 all the way to today, is now available in VOD form. This doesn’t yet include any of our drunk, Saturday, or otherwise special streams like the 24 hour ones, but it is a really cool significant milestone as it does cover the majority of our playthroughs over the years.

Here’s a few of the more recently added streams to the archive: Thief, Suikoden II, Breath of Fire 2, Chrono Trigger (even though the audio desyncs), Clock Tower 3, Deadpool, and a bunch of other odds and ends and games.

Honestly, it’s a lot of streams, and shit I’ve been doing this for a while. It’s been neat for me to at least vaguely revisit all of these streams and see what a dick I’ve always been. Hopefully they’re still enjoyable as entertainment to anyone who happens to go through them, and not just for my own personal entertainment from a historical (meaning, historical for me but not so much for the world) standpoint.

Thanks for all the times, ladies and gents. I’ll keep streaming, but it’s certainly been a long time from the beginning to now. Oh, and Happy New Year, I guess?

Alice’s Madness has finally Returned, and other good post titles

Well, not really any other good titles, I just suck at them.

Anyway, we’ve wrapped up our Alice: Madness Returns streams, and boy is it a video game! You walk forward, sometimes jump, sometimes stab, and sometimes pull levers/push buttons. Also, the game tells you exactly what to do at every given point, except on the last boss battle kind of. So that’s basically the only time you ever really “play a game”. The only thing here is a surface-level visual-cool, which is admittedly cool but that’s it. If you’re into that and listening to kuoushi complain about it, have a small scroll below to see all of the streams.

Alice: Madness Returns Stream Archives

Alice: Madness Returns #01
Posted on November 2, 2021
Alice: Madness Returns #02
Posted on November 3, 2021
Alice: Madness Returns #03
Posted on November 20, 2021
Alice: Madness Returns #04
Posted on November 21, 2021
Alice: Madness Returns #05
Posted on November 29, 2021
Alice: Madness Returns #06
Posted on December 3, 2021
Alice: Madness Returns #07
Posted on December 11, 2021
Alice: Madness Returns #08
Posted on December 11, 2021

There have also been a lot of archive updates happening in the background. Haven’t been specifically posting about them, but keep your eyes on there and you’ll start seeing things pop in. We’re actually getting closer to finishing up all of the main stream archives and will be moving on to full drunk and Saturday streams soon enough, so that should be pretty exciting for people. I think drunk streams were the ones people had the most fun during.

We’ll see what game we work on next though. Who knows what it’ll be.

Large archive update, and No one lives under the lighthouse

So we finally managed to update the archive with a bunch of new series, and we streamed a small horror game for Halloween. All in all, a pretty good weekend.

No one lives under the lighthouse

No one lives under the lighthouse #01
Posted on October 31, 2021

A pretty fun game overall, and I didn’t even finish it 100%. Nor will I. Not planning to specifically 100% the game, but it does seem like it has a lot to it so I recommend picking it up for like, $7 or whatever it costs.

On to the archive though, pretty large-scale update just went in. Dead Island makes an appearance, with all of its jank. Also we did it mostly co-op with Log and Krisper. Then, we also got Mark of the Ninja and all those stealthy good times. It’s an actual good game, though sadly some audio tech issues happened in the early streams. And lastly we delve back into the even more classic streams with Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. I’m still not a fan of Zelda games, but whatever.

All in all, a pretty productive time for the site and the stream. We’re getting closer to starting the massive project that is archiving all of the drunk streams, but we’ll get there when we do eventually.

Aliens vs Predator, and a few Marines in between

So we’ve done another good thing, and despite all of my lack of time, I’ve managed to knock this game out and finish it off. My very fair and honest review of this game is that it’s alright. Not great, not bad, but mostly forgettable. It’s possible I was just playing it wrong, and by playing it wrong I mean completely ignoring the campaign and proceeding to just play the multiplayer. Pretty standard choice to make for games like this. But hey, at least the shortest campaign was the most fun one. Almost like they just did a few set pieces from the other campaigns but didn’t really tie them together into a cohesive story or anything really.

Anyway, here’s the archives!

Alien vs Predator (2010)

Aliens vs Predator (2010) #01
Posted on October 3, 2021
Aliens vs Predator (2010) #02
Posted on October 16, 2021
Aliens vs Predator (2010) #03
Posted on October 24, 2021

And speaking of archives, I’ve managed to get the one here on the site updated with a few more full playthroughs. Nothing exciting since these were already on YouTube, but Tales of Eternia and The Walking Dead are there now, and that’s exciting because those are the last two holdovers from YouTube that hadn’t been included in the site here yet. I also fixed up the F.3.A.R. stream dates using some detective work by looking at my Steam achievements and the dates attached. I’m super smart.

In NEW archive news, I’ve also added in Surgeon Simulator, in which I was a very good surgeon and nothing ever went wrong.

So as you can see, I’m still here. Still streaming, still getting the archive in order, still alive. Go me.

Aliens vs Predator (2010) is our next game, and we’re terrible marines

So here we are, starting up a new game, and it’s totally a good one. Aliens vs Predator (not the original) seems like a good place to start, so that’s what we’re playing. First stream’s already done with and in the archive so if you missed it, then hop on over there to catch it.

Next stream will likely be much later as I don’t imagine I’ll have any time this coming weekend to stream due to work. Unfortunate, but them’s the breaks.

Not much else going on, so let’s just end this post here before it gets awkward.

Layers of Fear up, Layers of Fear down (+ F.E.A.R. 2 DLC)

Look at us, just playing through all these horror games and finishing them at a reasonably normal rate. Layers of Fear was absolutely a video game that we played, and white it had some decent atmosphere, it relied way too much on them jump scares. I know a jumped a few times, but like, it got more annoying than spooky most of the time. Still, was fun to kick around in and see what kind of games people are making. And hey, there’s a sequel out if that’s something you’d be interested in. And maybe I’ll play the DLC someday.

Layers of Fear Archive

Layers of Fear #01
Posted on September 25, 2021
Layers of Fear #02
Posted on September 26, 2021
Layers of Fear #03
Posted on October 2, 2021

And, on top of beating Layers of Fear, we also went back and ran through the (fairly) short DLC for F.E.A.R. 2. I guess it helped us to better see how we led into the third game, but it really was pretty damn short overall. Fun, in the same way the base game was fun, at least. It’s in the archive for that game if you’re interested.

Beyond that, I guess I should pick another new game to play next. Who knows what that’ll be. I certainly don’t, and won’t until the last minute probably.

Starting up Layers of Fear, and adding Sleeping Dogs to the archive

Since we technically finished playing through F.E.A.R. 2 last weekend, that means we had to pick a new game for this weekend. Who procrastinated until the last minute and had to pick a filler game? Sure wasn’t this guy. I totally wanted to stream this game since days long gone when I somehow obtained it. I’m actually not sure if I paid money for it though. Probably came in a bundle, or was free at some point? My memory is awful, and my Steam library supports my terrible OCD choices.

Anyway, Layers of Fear will get added to the archive as I stream it, so if you miss any due to it being so late at night and you’re asleep, just head on over to the category and catch up on them there.

On another note, just as the title states, I’ve updated the archive with all of the fun Sleeping Dogs streams I did. So, of you ever need to hear vaguely shit humor about and surrounding Asians, I guess you should watch.

Sleeping Dogs Archive

Sleeping Dogs #01
Posted on March 8, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #02
Posted on March 11, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #03
Posted on March 13, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #04
Posted on March 18, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #05
Posted on March 19, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #06
Posted on March 22, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #07
Posted on March 25, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #08
Posted on March 27, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #09
Posted on April 9, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #10
Posted on April 11, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #11
Posted on April 12, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #12
Posted on April 17, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #13
Posted on April 18, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #14
Posted on April 22, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #15
Posted on April 23, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #16
Posted on April 25, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #17
Posted on April 30, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #18
Posted on May 1, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #19
Posted on May 6, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #20
Posted on May 8, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #21
Posted on May 9, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #22
Posted on May 10, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #23
Posted on May 13, 2014

Yep, that’s a lot of streams. I sure as fuck used to stream quite a bit. Hopefully I can get a lot more games done like I used to!

An archive update, Shadow Warrior streams are here now!

So, managed to square away some time to update the archive and here we are. Our Shadow Warrior streams are up now and available for all of you cool people to watch. Also, you might’ve noticed that there was a Twitter post for this as well. Lots of cool stuff coming together for the site again, and aside from maybe a bit of slowness, it’s working pretty well.

Shadow Warrior Stream Archives

Shadow Warrior #01
Posted on March 30, 2014
Shadow Warrior #02
Posted on April 13, 2014
Shadow Warrior #03
Posted on May 16, 2014
Shadow Warrior #04
Posted on May 20, 2014
Shadow Warrior #05
Posted on May 24, 2014
Shadow Warrior #06
Posted on May 30, 2014
Shadow Warrior #07
Posted on May 31, 2014
Shadow Warrior #08
Posted on June 4, 2014
Shadow Warrior #09
Posted on June 5, 2014
Shadow Warrior #10
Posted on June 11, 2014
Shadow Warrior #11
Posted on June 13, 2014
Shadow Warrior #12
Posted on June 17, 2014

We’ll get some more stuff added to the archives soon. Maybe I’ll start delving into our Saturday and drunk streams finally. I’m sure those are what a lot more people have fun memories of, but I like my longform streams the most.

Alma ain’t got shit on me

Yes, I know. I’m not Denzel. You’ll also not find any references to Denzel in any of our F.E.A.R. 2 streams. Speaking of that, we just finished playing that game (for the most part). But I mean, I did actually beat the game (sans DLC so far). I also am ending every sentence with a qualifying parenthetical (like this one).

Anyway, yes. We’ve played F.E.A.R. 2, we’ve beaten F.E.A.R. 2. We also beat F.3.A.R. a long while back with Highwang. We, unfortunately, have yet to even play F.E.A.R. though. Maybe another stream and we’ll be the most comprehensive F.E.A.R. streamer this side of kuoushi.com. Best out of 1 players isn’t bad. Okay, enough joking around.

F.E.A.R. 2 Archives

F.E.A.R. 2 #04
Posted on October 2, 2021
F.E.A.R. 2 #03
Posted on September 23, 2021
F.E.A.R. 2 #02
Posted on September 20, 2021
F.E.A.R. 2 #01
Posted on September 19, 2021

The archive itself has been languishing for a bit, but I’ll get back to updating it with old streams shortly, you’ll see. It’ll be great. The best archive. The most thorough and complete archive you’ve ever seen. Maybe I’ll even add in a calendar so you can stroll back through memory lane and see where you were back during our old streams, if you were there anyway.

Thanks for tuning in though, always a good time playing these silly games.

We did it, we did the impossible and completed another game

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood among other things was certainly a game, and while not the longest, that doesn’t mean that us clearing it is insignificant. since we so rarely manage to find the time to stream these days. Thoughts on what we’ll play next are currently pretty scattered, but we do have some solid options. First up though, some stream archives for Bound in Blood which was absolutely a video game made by a record number of dudes named Pawel.

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Streams

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood #01
Posted on August 28, 2021
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood #02
Posted on September 4, 2021
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood #03
Posted on September 11, 2021

Future Stream Options

So like I said above, we have a number of decent options we can turn to for streams. The one I’m considering the most heavily is a return to my SaGa playthrough and start back up with Romancing SaGa 3, at it is actually now in English and on PC even. I don’t think it’d be a great idea for me to revisit Romancing SaGa 2 just yet, but that is still on the menu as well.

Another potential is to hold off on returning to SaGa and play a tangentially related JRPG like Octopath Traveler. I’ve played a bit of it and it’s quite neat. I like what they did with the visuals and everything, so I feel like it’d be a good game to stream and try to get my RPG feet back under me, as I haven’t streamed one for some time.

Some other shorter options are also probably a good idea, like attempting to go back to Gunman Chronicles and finish that playthrough up, or doing the same for Shadow Warrior 2 which I kind of gave up on for no reason that I can remember.

Or there’s always trying something completely different that I haven’t touched yet, like Alien Isolation which is a good game by all accounts. We could honestly kind of do anything, so I’ll have to figure out what by next weekend.

And lastly, the archive is still chugging along as I get the time to update it. Next thing to go in will be my Shadow Warrior run. The remake, that is.